Motorists: Be careful at school zones, bus stops

Public Schools in Biloxi began today for some grades and tomorrow for others. School leaders and Biloxi Police are asking motorists to be careful near school zones, especially during mornings and afternoons.

Students attending kindergarten, 1st (Gorenflo only), 5th, 7th, and 9th grades begin this morning while all other grade levels and schools begin Thursday. The Biloxi Public School District operates five elementary schools, an upper elementary school, a junior high school, and a high school.

“Today, tomorrow, and throughout the school year, please be cautious when traveling in school zones and around bus stops,” said Biloxi Asst. Police Chief Christopher De Back. “Be mindful of the students. Some will be walking. We are asking everyone to keep these things in mind as they approach school zones in the mornings and afternoons.”

The speed limit in school zones is 15 mph, unless otherwise posted.

Motorists should also remember that when a school bus stops on an undivided roadway, traffic must stop in all directions.
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